Disinfectants kill germs on clean solid surfaces very well (tile, steel, cement, etc.) because the disinfectant easily comes into contact with the germs. However, disinfectants do not penetrate very far into porous surfaces (dirt, feces, wood shavings, etc.) and germs end up “hiding out” in this organic matter. To kill germs it is best to first clean dirt, grime, feces, etc. off solid surfaces
Metacam (meloxicam) is a nonsteroidal ant-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It can be administered directly into your dog's mouth, or mixed in your dog's food and has a palatable honey taste. Metacam works by reducing hormones that cause pain and inflammation in the body. It is used to reduce pain, inflammation and stiffness as a result of acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoarthritis. It is also used in fever reduction. Metacam for Dogs requires a prescription from your veterinarian. It is for dogs over the age of 6 months.